to lift or not to lift, it is a question

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    to lift or not to lift, it is a question

    Doctor's Advice: Leave the Toilet Seat Up   One of the longest-running spousal debates may now be settled in favor of men and for the sake of little boys。
      Leave the toilet seat up, some British doctors now say. The reason: a rising trend for heavy wooden and ornamental toilet seats to fall down onto the penises of unsuspecting toddlers。
      Dr. Joe Philip and his colleagues of Leighton Hospital, Crewe, in England detail such penis-crush injuries in the December issue of the journal BJU International. The team reports on four boys between the ages of 2 and 4 who were admitted to hospitals with injuries serious enough to require an overnight stay。
      The doctors say the injuries have implications for holiday travel and at-home toilet safety for parents with male toddlers。
      "As Christmas approaches many families will be visiting relatives and friends and their recently toilet-trained toddlers will be keen to show how grown-up they are by going to the toilet on their own," Philip said. "It is important that parents check out the toilet seats in advance, not to mention the ones they have in their own homes, and accompany their children if necessary."
      The team found that all four toddlers had been potty trained and were using the toilet on their own when the incidents occurred. Each had lifted the toilet seat, which fell back down and crushed his penis。
      To keep toddlers safe during their journey in the bathroom, the doctors suggest the following tips:
      Parents should consider using toilet seats that fall slowly and with reduced momentum, which would reduce the risk and degree of injury。
      Heavier toilet seats could be banned in houses with male infants。
      Households with male infants should consider leaving the toilet seat up after use, even though it contradicts the social norm of putting it down。
      Parents could educate their toddlers to hold the toilet seat up with one hand while urinating. During such a feat, parents should keep an eye on toddlers until the toddler can do this by himself。
      "As any parent knows, toilet training can be a difficult time with any toddler," Philip said. "We are concerned that the growing trend of heavy toilet seats poses a risk not only to their health, but to their confidence."


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    This does remind me of an incident over 20 years ago involving my then 3 year old brother, a very heavy wooden toilet seat, and a fair bit of blood. *shudder*


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    Sounds like the solution is to teach the kids the correct manner to lift a toilet seat, not just leave it up all the time!


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    Quote Originally Posted by forgetmenot:
    ...a rising trend for heavy wooden and ornamental toilet seats to fall down onto the penises of unsuspecting toddlers........the growing trend of heavy toilet seats....
    Why is this rising and growing trend not quantified with some hard data? I'm guessing its because the data does not exist and this fluff piece was written purely to fill empty space...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    Why is this rising and growing trend not quantified with some hard data? I'm guessing its because the data does not exist and this fluff piece was written purely to fill empty space...
    TBH it happened with the 3 year old grandson of the news reporter and his doctor friend...so data is not available...

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    ohhh, we went from unknown to *2* in some undetermined time period...Yup, thats definitely a trend; time to make some new laws to protect the innocent chilldrunnn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs:
    ohhh, we went from unknown to *2* in some undetermined time period...Yup, thats definitely a trend; time to make some new laws to protect the innocent chilldrunnn.
    Now, if only someone else could add on their experiences, such as justjoe...then we'll definitely have a "developing trend"....

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    So - as a percentage of "toddler lifting the toilet lid" experiences, how many is 2 (or 3) over the last 20 years....

    This should be an interview question! I'm guessing something in the 0.0000x% range.


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    Maybe the toddler is not tall enough to fully lift the seat up and into where the lid is? By meaning, the seat is only lifted 60deg and not the full 90deg?

    Can't help imagining a toddler ( my guess is he's standing on one of those ikea bathroom stools ?) with is willy resting flacidly atop of the loo bowl rim tiddling away like the manekin pis when suddenly the seat just ..drops...down..smack bang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MovingIn07:
    Sounds like the solution is to teach the kids the correct manner to lift a toilet seat, not just leave it up all the time!
    Yes at the same time give them a lesson in physics and laws of gravity.

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